Wed.Feb 07, 2018

Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality

Association eLearning

What’s the difference between virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR)? And can they actually be useful for training or are they just gimmicks? Let’s take a look. Virtual Reality. The learner is in a completely artificial environment. Involves wearing an enclosed headset.

Three Ways Technology is Changing the Learning Space (Plus One)

Learningtogo

We love our tech. Most of us in the learning profession pride ourselves on being comfortable with technology. Whenever a new tool is available, we’re ready to give it a try, eager to adopt the latest way to help people learn.

5 eLearning Trend Predictions for 2018

eLearning Brothers

Every year it’s fun to take a broad look at the eLearning industry and try to predict some trends that will dominate the coming months. Here are 5 trends we think you should look out for this year!

Imagine the Possibilities for Growth with Blended Learning

ej4 eLearning

Hooray! It finally happened — you've decided to incorporate eLearning into your existing training and development programs. Your training is now going to be delivered using "blended learning," and part of you is wondering: Is this going to fundamentally change what I do around here

State of the Front-Line Manager

It's no secret that front-line managers are essential to your organization's success. They form the base of your leadership development funnel and, most likely, account for over half of all your organization's leaders. Improving how front-line managers perform yields mouthwatering increases in how individual contributors perform.

Corporate Forecasts for 2018 (E and I)

eLearning 24-7

For those of us who watched the Super Bowl this past weekend, a soft drink ad, showed why forecasts are needed. The drink? Mango Diet Coke. Now, I’m a believer in taste buds and Diet Coke doesn’t support that.

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Blend with Intention: Plan for a Successful Blended Learning Campaign 

InSync Training

The term blended learning has come in and out of vogue in corporate training for the last several decades. For so long, in fact, it feels like an old-fashioned term. A term that is not modern enough for the current learning landscape. The reality is, modern learning strategies, techniques, and technologies seem to be custom designed for blended learning approach. But we need to stop thinking about designing a blend only after the so-called “important” content is developed.

No-Nonsense Employee Training: The Best Articles of This Week

Pract.us

We find the best articles for helping you create a robust training program that gets results. Here at Pract.us, we’re dedicated to making life easier for human resources managers, learning and development professionals, and business leaders.

Why You Need Learning Analytics In Digital Design

Adult Learning with Technology

Original Article Why You Need Learning Analytics In Digital Design – eLearning Industry By Kirstie Greany and Lori Niles-Hofmann The key is not to think about data as numbers, but as a story. Just like storytelling has twists and turns, data can challenge your assumptions and surprise you. And surprise us it does. The Importance … Continue reading "Why You Need Learning Analytics In Digital Design".

How to Run Effective Group Projects in Online Education

LearnDash

Group projects help prepare learners for the real work environments, but they’re hard to organize. Learners and employers alike share a significant concern with regard to many education programs: their lack of training for real-life work scenarios. Many learners sign up for online education to build their professional expertise in a field and gain marketable skills. But programs can often be long on theory and short on practical application.

The Secret to Getting Learning Results May Not Be What You Think

Do you struggle to achieve measurable results with your learning solutions? If so, you’re not alone. According to CEB, traditional training only creates 37% learning transfer. This guide explores the causes of poor transfer and concrete steps to achieving better outcomes.

About this change to the site…

Clark Quinn

So, I’d been unhappy with how hard it was to update my site. It had some problems, but I was afraid to change it because of the repercussions. Well, it turns out that’s not a problem! So what you see is my first stab at a new site. A little background… My ISP, a good friend, colleague, and mentor, was making some changes to how my sites are implemented.

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When and How to Select an LMS for Your Association

Web Courseworks

Successful education programs within an association entail harmonizing a diverse array of software systems. Associations must be familiar with the tools at their disposal. A Learning Management System (LMS) can be a crucial asset for managing education programs.

Explaining the Dual Coding Theory

mysimpleshow

. Effective learning is key to success, satisfaction, and efficiency, isn’t it? Research has long investigated how to maximize learning and the capabilities of our brain. One theory that hypothesizes the expansion of knowledge retrieval states that visual cues improve recall.

Come see us at the IFA 2018 Convention this weekend

LearningZen

Come see us at the IFA 2018 Convention this weekend! It’s that time again! The 2018 International Franchise Association Convention is starting this weekend in Phoenix, AZ and the Team is packing as we speak. Please come by and see us at Booth # 636. Here’s some info about why you should attend!

Living up to the Promise of eLearning: Closing the Learning-Doing Gap

It’s well documented that people leave managers – not companies. Download this guide to learn how to shift the perspective from event to journey and how to take learners through Proficiency Journeys to get results.

Outsourcing Your E-Learning Development Needs: What, Why, and How

CommLab India

Read why outsourcing e-learning will benefit you and how to choose the right vendor as the right partnership will work wonders for your training initiative. eLearning Design eLearning Outsourcing

Keep warm with our winter TalentLMS update!

TalentLMS

2017 has been a good year for TalentLMS. And that’s putting it mildly. We sustained an over 100% year-over-year growth, we’ve grown our team, improved on our support KPIs, and we’ve managed to score a few industry awards in the process.

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Choose E-learning for Better Training Results in the Financial Sector

CommLab India

Check this blog to learn how e-learning can the meet training needs of the BFSI sector. eLearning Design Banking and Finance Industry

Multitasking: You’re Not as Productive as You Think

KnowledgeCity

Mobile technology enables us to be hyper-connected to the ever-expanding network of social and business worldwide. It enables us to multitask like never before.

[Webinar] How Zenefits Uses a Customer Enablement Tech Stack to Drive Adoption

The Education Services team at Zenefits was looking to provide easily accessible and immediately usable education offerings to drive customer adoption and engagement. The company addressed this challenge by connecting the technologies powering its training, support and customer advocacy programs into an ecosystem for customer enablement. This ecosystem has made it simpler for customers to onboard, and for the Zenefits team to maximize and measure the net impact of their initiatives. In this session, Melanie Gallo, Senior Director of Education Services at Zenefits, will team up with Skilljar to share learnings and best practices from their experience in creating this customer enablement ecosystem.

5 Amazing Benefits of Personalized Online Millennial Onboarding Training[Infographic]

CommLab India

Check our infographic to know the interesting benefits of a personalized online millennial onboarding program in your organization. Training Solutions Onboarding Training

Why the Mobile Experience Matters When Delivering Course Content

D2L

Do you remember the frustration of visiting a website on your smartphone that wasn’t designed for mobile? How excited were you to pinch and zoom … Continued. Online Learning

L&D Survey Results: Red flags, the C-suite, and more

Watershed

A lot has happened during the past year. SpaceX became the first to successfully re-launch and land the first stage of an orbital rocket. A total solar eclipse blocked out the sun across the United States. And, perhaps most surprising, executives started to take notice of L&D’s existence.

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Virtual Training Labs: Increasing the Value of Training

ReadyTech

Today’s top performing companies not only recognize the importance of their employees, but also the critical need to provide the right skills at the right time for the right people. And embracing the best training methods successfully enables employees.

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Move Beyond Learning to Applying: A Modern Management Development Program

It’s well documented that people leave managers – not companies. Download this guide to learn how to shift the perspective from event to journey and how to take learners through Proficiency Journeys to get results.

How to nail your next elearning project: Top advice from 10 experts

Elucidat

‘If you’re starting a digital learning project, the place to start is not digital.’ That’s the resounding message coming from top influencers in the workplace learning industry.

LT 18: Key thoughts and themes.

Unicorn Training

Elon Musk firing a car playing David Bowie into space seemed a fitting end to a week of post-Learning Technologies reflection in which ‘disruption’ featured heavily.As all the talk upstairs at this year’s conference was about science fiction - AR, VR, AI - transforming learning, downstairs the exhibition felt as ‘safe’ as ever.This paradox is always fascinating because it begs the question ‘who drives it’?

9 Great Uses for Mobile Training at Work

Convergence Training

Organizations are becoming increasingly interested in mobile training these days (also called mobile learning and M-learning). Which is great, because you can use mobile training in a lot of positive ways. But on the other hand, you don’t want to just rush into it, believing that this new technology is the silver bullet that will make training magical in the same way that people made the same claims about radio, TV, movies, filmstrips, video tapes, DVDs, the Internet, and more.

Adobe Captivate 2017 for Beginners – Webinar Recording

Adobe Captivate

Top E-Learning Software - Recommendations and Pricing

Zero in on the best E-Learning software for your company. Get expert recommendations and pricing comparisons based on your specific needs.

Why you should say goodbye to your traditional LMS for good

Zunos

Corporate learning has fundamentally changed, and it’s killing traditional Learning Management Systems. That’s a good thing. People have a need to learn and develop like never before. We’re working in an era where machines, automation and artificial intelligence have the ability to outshine some of our human talents and compete for our jobs. That doesn't have to be as scary as it sounds. It just initiates a change in how we respond and react – beginning with how we learn.

How Story Characters Help Learners Learn Difficult and Sensitive Topics - Tip #169

Vignettes Learning

Sensitive topics, like sexual abuse or harassment, dealing with personal failures (where learners have an emotional stake) and handling "no correct answer" situations (gray areas at work), can be difficult to teach. These topics create in learners the following:? Discomfort ?

Increasing the Skills of Corporate Employees Through Elearning

Designing Digitally

Skill gaps in employees cannot be overlooked. If you want to remain productive and competitive in the long run, you have to ensure that your workforce is continuously improving and increasing their skills. But, you also need to consider the investment, which is not just a monetary factor.